March 14, 2014, Finlayson, MN – Luoma Egg Ranch, an egg producer near Finlayson, Minn., was fined $95,000 by state pollution regulators for violations stemming from chicken manure spills.
Luoma failed to report and attempted to cover up the liquid manure discharges from its egg-laying operation, said the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. The company also improperly disposed of dead chickens, another violation. The $95,000 fine is one of the largest levied by the pollution agency in the past two years. READ MORE